Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa: Where do We Stand? (IWA Publishing 2013, eds Piers Cross and Yolande Coombes) takes stock of progress made by African countries through the AfricaSan process since 2008 and the progress needed to meet the MDG on sanitation by 2015 and beyond. This book addresses priorities which have been identified by African countries as the key elements which need to be addressed in order to accelerate progress.
Monitoring and sustainability
The CLTS Knowledge Hub is excited to announce the launch of its new book Sustainable Sanitation for all: experiences, challenges and innovations, published by Practical Action.
Monitoring is always an important part of the development process, especially in CLTS. What are the factors and milestones we discuss when it comes to improving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene? We discuss Open Defecation Free status (ODF). We discuss uptake of handwashing with soap. We also discuss the construction of latrines. All of these factors can be indicators that will point to improved sanitation standards and the potential reduction of diarrheal disease. But how can we monitor and evaluate these indicators in a regular, timely, and accurate way?
Bangladesh is a hub of sanitation experimentation and model-building. It is internationally recognised as the place where Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) first succeeded in eliminating open defecation (OD) from whole villages. This and other achievements rest on a broad foundation. After briefly reviewing the history of sanitation promotion in rural Bangladesh, this paper summarises the most urgent issues and challenges related to sustaining the country’s achievements in 2015.
Report from the CLTS Sharing and Learning Workshop hosted by the CLTS Knowledge Hub on Wednesday 18th May 2016 at the Brisbane WASH Futures Conference. At the workshop, participants from different countries and organisations had the opportunity to exchange experiences, discuss ideas, challenges, innovations and to network with each other. Topics that featured prominently on the day were sustainability, equity and inclusion, monitoring, verification and certification.
शौचालयों का आंशिक या संपूर्ण अनुपयोग जहाँ परिवार के कुछ या सभी सदस्य खुले में शौच कर रहे हों एक बढ़ती हुई चिंता का विषय है। हालांकि सभी परिवारों के पास शायद शौचालय हों लेकिन समुदाय संपूर्ण रूप से तब तक खुले में शौच से मुक्त नहीं हो सकते हैं जब तक सभी शौचालयों का उपयोग करना आरंभ ना करें। यह केवल रखरखाव या पहुँच का मुद्दा नहीं है बल्कि यह सामाजिक मानदंड, मानसिकताओं और सांस्कृतिक वरीयताओं का मुद्दा भी है। यह समस्या बड़े पैमाने पर फैली हुई है लेकिन इसे भारत में सबसे सुस्पष्ट रूप से देखा जा सकता है। फ्रंटीयर्स ऑफ सी.एल.टी.एस के इस प्रकाशन में यह पूछा गया है कि यह समस्या कितनी गंभीर है, यह क्यों उत
Toilets and related sanitation systems can prevent the spread of diarrhoeal diseases and faecally-transmitted infections threatening young children’s lives. Bangladesh increased sanitation coverage remarkably rapidly due to several factors, including a vigorous national campaign from 2003 to 2006. Now in its ‘second generation’ of sanitation development, Bangladesh faces new challenges.
The first SACOSAN was held in Dhaka in 2003, so the return of SACOSAN VI in 2016 was like a homecoming – at least, that was the opinion of Junaid Ahmed, the World Bank representative (and former regional team leader of WSP South Asia) who chaired the initial session.